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Friday, February 10, 2012

Why Health Care Coverage Is So Expensive

The costs are, in part, driven up by do-gooder politicians like our own Tim Kaine who want all insurance policies to cover everything and everybody.

How does that work?

Well, it doesn't.

Welcome to the USA, where health care delivery is more expensive than anywhere else on the planet.

A look at Mr. Kaine identifies him as a big part of the problem.  As evinced by his latest attempt to have it both ways on Obama's assault on the church.  From Hotline On Call:
Here's what Kaine said in an interview taped on Tuesday with WHRV: "I think the White House made a good decision in including a mandate for contraception coverage in the Affordable Care Act insurance policy but I think they made a bad decision in not allowing a broad enough religious employer exemption. This is something that's been talked about a lot today and I have definitely expressed my grave concerns to the White House about that. I support the contraception mandate but there should be a religious employer exemption that is broader than the one they proposed."

Kaine isn't breaking with Obama on the decision to include contraception in the list of preventative services insurance companies need to cover; but he is rejecting the president's decision not to provide a broader exemption for religious organizations.
Tim Kaine, being the snake that he is, carefully crafted a cover-my-ass response to the scandalous effort on the part of the White House to compel religious institutions to submit to Obama's will and renounce their convictions.

But I think there's a bigger point.  Kaine thinks it's a swell idea that insurance companies be forced to cover contraception (with some nebulous "exemptions").  Here's a request to the mainstream press: I would appreciate it if you'd ask Mr. Kaine which medical services, tests, and pharmaceuticals he would not want ObamaCare to mandate.

Insurance is expensive - in part - because politicians have already loaded up policies with all sorts of mandates.  Mandates intended to cover everything and everybody.  The frequency of which has not slowed.

Who's going to pay for it all?  The same guy who's paying our national debt?

It sounds so good, Tim.  But the piper is going to expect to be paid at some point.

It was fun while it lasted but we have reached the end of the line.